Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary coached the San Francisco 49ers from 2008-10. Taking over in Week 8 of ‘08. That was after replacing Mike Nolan, who was a “dead man walking” and was inevitably going to get fired after five straight losing seasons. Singletary finished the season with a winning record, then followed up in 2009 with an 8-8 year. Singletary wouldn’t last another full season as he was fired in Week 16 of the 2010 season after going 5-10.
Singletary found himself in the news again as the former 49ers head man stepped down as the football coach of the Texas high school Trinity Christian Academy-Addison, the Dallas Morning News reported on Thursday. The report states that the former NFL Defensive Player of the year made the decision in December after going a combined 1-21 in two seasons at the school – including 0-11 in 2019. Singletary will focus on motivational speaking and consulting enterprises. One win in 22 games. The 61-year-old Singletary was also in charge of two teams in 2019 as he was also the head coach of the AAF’s Memphis Express during the league’s short run. He went 2-6 with Johnny Manziel and Christian Hackenberg as his quarterbacks in Memphis.
Usually, when a former superstar player or coach pops up in the news, it’s because he’s in some kind of legal trouble. Thankfully, that’s not the case for Singletary. It sounds like the former NFL head coach found himself at a high school with a bad football program. Pro-tip for you future high school coaches: Go to Max Preps, look at their roster and previous seasons stats, and choose wisely. Something tells me Singletary didn’t do this.
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